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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 23 September 2021

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Three killed, two injured in Bauchi road accident

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The Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi State has confirmed that three people were killed in a fatal crash that occurred on Tuesday at Dungulbi village, close to the Muslim burial ground site.

Our correspondent learnt that two people also sustained varying degrees of injury in the crash.The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Yusuf Abdullahi, disclosed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.

He said the crash involved a Station Wagon Opel Vectra, with number plate DSA-120 AA, and a commercial Toyota Hiace, Gombe Mass Transit, with number plate GME-74 YX.

Abdullahi said, “The incident, involving six male adults, happened opposite the Muslim Burial Ground junction yesterday (Tuesday) around 8.32pm. Immediately we got the information, we rushed to the scene within 26 minutes.“The crash was caused by a tyre burst and this was confirmed to our men by the passengers who survived.

“The tyre burst led to the crash because when it happened, the driver lost control and then had a head-on collision with the car in the opposite direction.“The victims were rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment and confirmation.

At the hospital, three of them were confirmed dead. Two others sustained varying degrees of injury.“The driver of the bus, who was trapped, died as a result of the fire, while two passengers in the other vehicle died.”

He explained that the station wagon vehicle was not engulfed by fire, while the Toyota Hiace bus caught fire after the crash happened. Abdullahi advised drivers against speeding, night travels, and other practices that put their lives and those of other road users at risk.